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Mookie Betts 'not really that concerned' about wrist injury

Rob Bradford
September 25, 2017 - 11:19 pm

The Red Sox are banged up across the board, but a significant Mookie Betts injury would take their concerns to another level.

After having to miss time with a banged up right thumb last week, Betts was sidelined again Monday night, this time with discomfort in his left wrist. The Red Sox right fielder was forced to leave the game after experiencing the pain upon lofting a single to right field in the fifth inning. 

Betts was tended to my Red Sox manager John Farrell and the training staff upon reaching first base, but remained in the game until Andrew Benintendi pinch-hit for him in the eighth inning. (Benintendi would hit a solo home run.)

After the game, Betts explained it was an issue he had been dealing with for a few days, but didn't seem overly concerned.

"I’m not really that concerned," he said after the Red Sox' 6-4 loss to the Blue Jays. "I think I’m  going to be fine."

As for the sensation that he felt upon executing his swing, Betts explained, "I’m  not really that concerned. I think I’m  going to be fine."

Before exiting, Betts continued his hot-hitting ways, going 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI. He has now hit safely in seven of his last nine games, totaling a .333 batting average and 1.007 OPS. He jjoined Ted Williams as the only Red Sox hitters to drive in 100 or more runs in consecutive seasons before turning 25 years old.

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